Club Statement | Jimmy Goodfellow
Cardiff City Football Club has been saddened to learn of the passing of Jimmy Goodfellow at the age of 76.
Jimmy’s contribution to our club was significant and enduring. Having been manager Len Ashurst’s assistant since 1982, Jimmy took over as joint caretaker manager of the Bluebirds in 1984 before becoming permanent manager for a short spell during the 1984/85 campaign.
Following time at Sunderland and Plymouth Argyle in varying roles, Jimmy returned to Ninian Park under Frank Burrows as the Club’s physiotherapist in 1986 and undertook a number of responsibilities until the late nineties.
In 1998, Jimmy was given a testimonial by Cardiff City against Manchester United at Ninian Park. Then aged 55, Jimmy came on for the final few minutes of the fixture to the warmest of receptions.
The thoughts of all of us at the club are with Jimmy and his family at this terribly difficult time. Forever a Bluebird, may he rest in peace.